Local Info

Local Services in Backbarrow and Haverthwaite

The following information is provided to provide a useful central resource for local services in and around Backbarrow and Haverthwaite. If you would like us to add more information to this page, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Medical Services

Haverthwaite Surgery – Tel: 01539 531619

Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8QF – Get Directions
Dr J. Adams, Dr H. Willacy, Dr P. Edwards


GP Out of Hours Service – Tel: 03000 247 247

This service is provided by Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust, and called “CHOC Cumbria.” To contact a doctor outside our surgery hours please telephone 015395 31619 as usual and you will be given contact details for the out of hours service.

Furness General Hospital – Tel: 01229 870870

Dalton Lane, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF – Get Directions


Places of Worship

St Annes Church, Haverthwaite, Cumbria, LA12 8AJ – Tel: 01539 531125 (Church Warden)

Holy Trinity , Colton, Cumbria, LA12 8HF – Tel: 01229 861668 (Priest-in-Charge)

St Mary the Virgin , Egton-cum-Newland, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 861668

Hebron Hall, Browedge Rd, Backbarrow, Cumbria, LA12 8PS

Tottlebank Baptist Church. Tottlebank, Nr Greenodd, Cumbria LA12 8HY Contact Tel. 015395 36763 (Church Secretary)
Email: secretary@tottlebank.org.uk
Website: http://www.tottlebank.org.uk


Leven Valley CE Primary School, Backbarrow, Cumbria, LA12 8QF Tel: 01539 531365 Website


Beavers, Cubs & Scouts |

All groups meet at the Haverthwaite Community Centre.
Scouts (10½yrs to 14yrs) meet on Tuesday 6pm – 7.30pm

Contact: Chris Binks on 07919 674960 or email: levenvalleyscouttroop@gmail.com

Scouts also use a website calendar for their activities – http://getbinks.co.uk/scouts/index.php

Beavers (6yrs to 8yrs) meet on Wednesday 5pm – 6pm

Contact for Beavers is Marguerite Calvert on 01229 885498 or email: marguerite_calve@hotmail.com

Cubs (8½yrs to 10yrs) also meet on Wednesdays 6.15pm – 7.30pm

Contact for Cubs is Lucy Stanway on 07990 511123 or email: levenvalleycubs@googlemail.com

Leven Valley Toddlers & Pre-school 
An informal gathering of parents, babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Based at Leven Valley School in Outback Hall at the back of the main school building, the group meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1.45 – 3.30pm in term time. It’s a great chance to meet other local families over a cup of tea, whilst the children have a good play! Please just turn up or contact the school on 015395 31365.

Brow Edge Foundation
The Brow Edge Foundation is a charity (526716) which helps students in the parish of Haverthwaite, including Backbarrow, who are attending courses at university, or college, in pursuit of a trade, or apprenticeships.

When local students are aware of their placings at university or college in Autumn each year they may wish to apply for a grant from the Foundation by contacting R W Hutton, 20 Ainslie Street, Ulverston LA12 7JE for the appropriate form?

Lakeland Orienteering Club 
The Lakeland Orienteering Club is our local orienteering club. Each year they organise a series of Schools Orienteering events at a variety of venues, these are well supported by lots of neighbouring schools and thoroughly enjoyed by the children. LOC members also provide maps and instruction for schools and after-school clubs. Check out their website to find out more about other events and training sessions.

Rusland Horizons
The Rusland Valley & Fells Heritage Partnership (‘The Partnership’) was set up in 2010 with a special interest in the working woodland landscapes of a significant part of South Lakeland. The main challenge for the Partnership has been to raise funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), specifically within the Landscape Partnership Scheme, to carry out the work we want to do.

Haverthwaite and Leven Valley Bowling Club
Holyoak Crossroads, Haverthwaite, Cumbria. Tel: – 01229 588721